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Berlemont, Gaston Roger (1914–1999), publican, was born on 26 April 1914 in the Middlesex Hospital, London, the son of Victorien (Victor) Aimé Berlemont (d. 1951) and his wife, Victorine Marie Potbon. His father ran the Restaurant Européen in Dean Street, and at the outbreak of the First World War he bought the pub next door, then called the ...

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Broadhead, William (1815–1879), trade unionist and publican, was born at Whirlow, near Sheffield, in September 1815. As a boy he worked with his father, who was a foreman in a saw-grinding workshop in Garden Street in Sheffield. On leaving his father, he worked for a time as a saw grinder at ...

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Pontack (fl. 1666–1711), tavern-keeper, was the original proprietor of Pontack's tavern, or eating-house, an establishment notable for its fine wines and the luxurious dinners provided there. As such it became an important gathering place for the social and political élite of post-Restoration London...

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Romyng, Eleanor [Elynour Rummyng] (fl. 1525), ale seller, worked in Leatherhead, Surrey, and in August 1525 was fined the standard sum of 2d. for retailing 'at excessive prices by small measures' (Harvey). But it is as the eponymous anti-hero of ...

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Topham, Thomas (1710–1749), strong man and publican, was born in London; all that is known about his parents is that his father was a carpenter. In 1734, having just completed his apprenticeship in carpentry, Thomas determined to become a publican and began his new career as the landlord of the ...